Greene King Festival At Yarmouth Handicap 1m 3y
- (4yo+, 1m 3y, Class 4, 4 runners)
- Winner £4,787 2nd £1,424 3rd £712 4th £356
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 37.66s
- Off time: 15:50:25
|4||133 9-7 b||Miss J Feilden||Shelley Birkett (5)||79||2/1|
Mishrif (USA) 57
|8||130 9-4 v||J R Jenkins||Freddie Tylicki||76||9/2|
Rouge Nuage (IRE) 14
|4||124 8-12 b||C Allen||J Quinn||70||7/2|
Hot Mustard 17
|4||114 8-2||M L W Bell||Cam Hardie (7)||60||15/8f|
Another small field and only LUHAIF is really guaranteed to enjoy this surface. He chased home the rejuvenated Balducci at Nottingham last time and, though beaten six lengths, can go one better here. Mishrif won at Southwell in April but has only scored once on Turf and that was on soft going while Hot Mustard's victory over track and trip last month came on good to soft. Rouge Nuage may need further help from the handicapper if he's to get his head in front on Turf.
Luhaif 16-1 (8-10) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Balducci (9-4) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Hot Mustard 3-1fav (9-2) Dwelt in touch in rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 9, 10l behind Carraroe Flyer (8-0) at Ayr 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Mishrif (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leader until 5f out, close up, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stated on, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Apr beating Midaz (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Rouge Nuage (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Keen close up, ridden over 3f out, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 6, 6l behind Genius Boy (9-9) at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.